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We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

We're a stronger and more competitive company. See how our numbers back this up.

Be Wicked Smart About Identity Theft

Be Wicked Smart About Identity Theft

Join us in our final National Cyber Security Awareness Month post to learn how to keep yourself and your information secure.

Is Renting Becoming More Affordable?

Is Renting Becoming More Affordable?

A new report issued by Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC), has found that over the past six years, the already–acute shortfall of affordable rental units has widened considerably.

Is Geography Destiny?

Is Geography Destiny?

We examine the relationship between government regulations, geography, housing supply, house prices and rents.

Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.

Mortgage Relief Amid California Wildfires

Mortgage Relief Amid California Wildfires

If you're a homeowner impacted by the wildfires in California, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

Let's Talk About 4, 8 and 13

Let's Talk About 4, 8 and 13

If you believe in superstitions and are looking to buy or sell a home, put aside the 4s and 13s and embrace the 8.

Habitat: 'She Nailed It!'

Habitat: 'She Nailed It!'

During this month's SERVE, we continue our long tradition of working with Habitat for Humanity to create a safe and affordable place for families to call home.

Be Wicked Smart About Online Rental Scams

Be Wicked Smart About Online Rental Scams

We're continuing our 'Be Wicked Smart' series in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Today's topic - online rental scams.

Be Wicked Smart About Phishing

Be Wicked Smart About Phishing

It's October AND National Cyber Security Month – be wicked smart.

Millennials Buy Homes for Their Best Friends

Millennials Buy Homes for Their Best Friends

One–third of Millennials had their best friends at heart — dogs, that is — when deciding to buy their first homes, according to a recent survey.

Hurricane Help FAQs

Hurricane Help FAQs

To help you get answers to your hurricane–related questions, we've compiled a list of answers to FAQs due to the recent hurricanes.